Faced with our perverse obsession with work, perhaps ‘self-care’ isn’t such a bad idea. But let us define it properly; in the hands of secularists, it usually takes the form of consumerism and egoism. Authentic self-care would mean making time in and around work to care both for our bodies and for our spirits—for prayer and, as Cardinal Sarah has exhorted us, silence. And it might mean, if possible, leaving a job or even a career that consistently obstructs the health of either.
Read more at the Scottish Catholic Observer.